As a health coach, I help people achieve their wellness goals and live their vitality. I have been trained in a whole systems approach that integrates the principles of Functional Medicine (getting to the root cause of disease), nutrition and dietary theories, eating psychology, mind-body medicine, positive psychology, and lifestyle coaching skills. I’ve had a varied career from being a theology teacher at a Catholic high school (where I coached golf and volleyball), a youth minister and business administrator of a growing suburban parish, a fund-raising consultant, a director of a telemedicine project and a business development manager of an Internet start-up.
I received my training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and the Functional Medicine Coaching Academy, which has grounded me in both theory and practice, emphasizing the coaching competencies set forth by the International Consortium for Health and Wellness Coaching (ICHWC). I earned a BS in Business from Georgetown University. I have a Master of Science degree in Spirituality and Health Studies from Saybrook University and a Master of Arts degree in Theology from the College of St. Elizabeth. I am married to Michael Gerardi, MD, an emergency physician, and we have three adult children. I enjoy golf, dance, outdoor activities, exercise and fitness, cooking, decorating, photography and listening to all genres of music.